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Adult Programs

Workshops

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North VANCOUVER

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Workshops are offered throughout the year. Upcoming workshops for Spring 2021 include:  

  • Fire by Friction – Saturday, March 6
  • Bushcraft Tools 101 – Saturday, April 10
  • Knots and Tarps – Sunday, April 18
  • Coyote Mentoring Immersion Day – Saturday, April 24
  • Family Fire by Friction – Sunday, April 25
  • Plant Walk – Sunday, May 2

See details on each workshop below. 

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, March 6 | 9:30am to 4pm | Camp Capilano in North Vancouver | Teens and Adults | $105 to $135 + tax (sliding scale)

Learn to make fire by friction by carving your own bow-drill kit, harvesting the best tinder, and making a tinder bundle. Additionally, learn how to make a slow match and keep a fire going. You will need your own fixed blade, non-serrated knife, which we will have available for sale.

Teens 13+ can attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Teens 15+ can attend without an adult.

Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

Saturday, April 10 | 9:30am to 4pm | Camp Capilano in North Vancouver | Teens and Adults | $105 to $135 + tax (sliding scale)

Learn to use knives, saws, and axes, including the proper technique, sharpening, and maintenance. You will learn to split wood with a saw, carve with a hatchet, and make anything you need with a knife. Bring your own bushcraft tools and learn how to use them! Plus, we will have sharpening stones and lots of tools to use. 

Teens 13+ can attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Teens 15+ can attend without an adult.

Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

Sunday, April 18 | 10am to 2pm | Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver | Teens and Adults | $45 + tax

Learn how to expertly set up a tarp in any conditions and terrain. No trees, no problem! You’ll be prepared with tarp-raising know-how and all the essential knots needed. Have a tarp and ropes you haven’t set up yet? Bring them along!

Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

Saturday, April 24 | 9:30am to 4pm | Camp Capilano in North Vancouver | $105 to $135 + tax (sliding scale)

Learn power tools of coyote mentoring passed on through generations of teachers, mentors, and storytellers in order to mentor by the natural rhythms and unlock individuals’ natural gifts and passions.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

Sunday, April 25 | 9:30am to 4pm | Camp Capilano in North Vancouver | Adults and youth ages 10+ | $70 to $110 + tax

Learn to make fire by friction by carving your own bow-drill kit, harvesting the best tinder, and making a tinder bundle. Additionally, learn how to make a slow match and keep a fire going. You will need your own fixed blade, non-serrated knife, which we will have available for sale.

Youth ages 10+ can attend as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

Workshop led by Delmar Williams, a Squamish, Lil’wat hunter, guide, and bushcraft expert.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

Sunday, May 2 | 10am to 12pm | Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver | Teens and Adults | $30 to $50 + tax (sliding scale)

All proceeds donated to the Wild Bird Trust to protect land and provide programming and reconciliation to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Learn the edible and medicinal plants around you and how to use them. Experience identification techniques firsthand to ID plants and plant families. Bring your notebook!

Workshop led by Soaring Eagle Nature School Founder, Jenna Rudolph.

Due to Covid-19, all participants will be required to physically distance, wear a mask as needed, and complete a health check with us the morning of the workshop.

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Testimonials

What Families are Saying

“After the Plant Walk and Knots and Tarps workshops, two areas that I had minimal experience, I left feeling knowledgeable, capable, and excited to practice and continue learning.” – Mikaela, Workshop Participant

“It was refreshing how the class favoured a functional approach, instead of getting too caught up in the dogma of technical details. I’m confident that I could now put up a tarp when required to do so. The true value of SENS workshops is meeting like-minded adults. There is an opportunity to bond and build diverse community connections. I don’t know how I would even begin to put a price on that.” – Kam, Workshop Participant

SENS offers, I believe, remarkable opportunities for learning, connection, fun and adventure. Our family members have very much enjoyed taking part in youth programming, adult workshops and teen internship over the years. The brilliant SENS instructors are highly skilled in teaching and facilitating, and meet everyone where they’re at.” – Kerry, Program Parent